The Netflix documentary Tiger King has provided many of us with some much-needed entertainment during this tough time in the world. The saga that primarily focused on Joe Exotic and his mortal enemeny Carole Baskin has captivated us all. And there’s even more content to consume even after the episodes have aired.
The cast members are doing interviews, of course. Fans are spotting them in past pop culture moments. One of them even took part in Britney Spears’ performance of “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Cardi B even ranted on social media, hoping that Joe would get out of jail. There’s just so much to digest when it comes to this cast of characters and there’s new information on an almost daily basis.
I know I’m not the only one reeling from the Tiger King viewing experience. There are so many unanswered questions. There is just so much to unpack and such an ecclectic group of characters. And by “characters” I mean real people who just beyond outrageous.
Spoiler alert: the series ended with Jeff Lowe cooperating with the feds to take down Joe Exotic and Tim Stark. Currently, Joe Exotic is in jail. Still, that hasn’t stopped him from filing a $94 million dollar lawsuit. Rapper Cardi B even spoke out about what she views as an injustice to Joe. She doesn’t think that he should be behind bars and talked about starting an online fundraiser for him. However, Jeff could not be more proud of his involvement in this whole situation.
Everyone remembers that big, yellow snake from the iconic Britney Spears performance of her song “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. That moment will live on in pop culture history forever and ever. That snake was (and still is) so enthralling that it was easy to forget that there were other outrageous elements of that performance. As a Britney superfan, I honestly had no idea that there were tigers on stage with the pop princess.
But, now we all have tigers on our mind thanks to the hit Netflix show Tiger King. And, yes, there’s a Tiger King connection to this performance. Ever since the show came out, fans are spotting the cast members (and heir tigers) in pop culture moments. Tiger King’s own Doc Antle, you know the one with 644,444 wives, is in the background of Britney’s performance. He is there keeping an eye on the tiger, of course.
Bravo viewers always look forward to the Andy Cohen-hosted reunion episodes. There’s just nothing like that level of drama. However, many television productions have halted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheduled reunion for Real Housewives of Atlanta was supposed to happen in March, but it got postponed. Recently, Stassi Schroeder confirmed that the Vanderpump Rules Season 8 reunion was scheduled to film in April, but was also officially postponed. While the viewers can’t help looking forward to those reunions, Andy just had the one reunion he was most excited for (by far): the reunion with his son Benjamin. Following Andy’s positive diagnosis for coronavirus, Andy and Benjamin had been living separately, with Andy watching his son via nanny cam.
I’m not gonna lie, those Joe Exotic music videos we saw in Tiger King were so entertaining. Despite the ummmm….unusual subject matter, I could not help being enthralled. I wasn’t the biggest tiger enthusiast (before watching, obviously) and I am too scared to support any sort of beef against Carole Baskin. Still, I couldn’t help laughing at some of the music videos and the fact that Joe found the perfect Carole look-alike to portray her. Talk about dedication there!
While Joe certainly has an intriguing magnetism, he doesn’t actually have a great singing voice, at least that we can actually confirm. Apparently, he was lip-syncing all of those songs. He was also pretending that he knew how to play the guitar.
Even with all of the warnings and plethora of information, there are still a lot of people who are not taking the recommended safety precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. One of those people is Gregg and NeNe Leakes‘ son Brentt Leakes.
And, NeNe called out her son, very publicly, about not taking this seriously enough.
Even though Brandi Glanville isn’t a full-time cast member and Denise Richards is still a relatively new cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the most-talked-about story going into Season 10 is the rumor that Denise and Brandi had a sexual relationship. Brandi insists that it’s true. Meanwhile, Denise firmly denied the claim through her representative.
In addition to these hookup allegations, rumors are swirling that Denise is on the outs with the rest of the cast members. At first, she just seemed too busy with her
made-for-TV movies “busy acting career.” Then, it was reported that Brandi showed the RHOBH ladies messages from Denise talking behind their backs. This really doesn’t sound like a huge deal since they’re basically all paid to talk behind each other’s backs, but here we are. Denise and Brandi are both allegedly outsiders among the RHOBH ladies.
Ahhhh… we are midway through the charter season on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. As well known from previous iterations of Below Deck, this means a time of shifting loyalties, relationships beginning to either fray or cement, and crew-wide fatigue.
Over on the rockiest beach in the world, Jenna MacGillivray and Adam Glick arrive prepared to host a beach BBQ for the guests only to find what looks like a hoarder emptied their storage shed on the shore. What reality show is this?!
Ciara Duggan and Madison Stalker have been there for 4 hours but it might as well have been 4 years. They look like they just escaped a shipwreck and were required to use Madison’s bra as a fishing net. They are sweaty, burnt, hobbling around creatures surprised to recognize other forms of human life (or perhaps disappointed that those human lives were Adam and Jenna?). This is what being off the boat unsupervised does for a yachtie!
Now it’s T-30 minutes until the guests, dressed for dinner at the country club, arrive and nary an umbrella is unfolded. Jenna is in overdrive, panic mode. OK, seriously, what the eff was going on that island all day?